Is the tension lost from clamping made up for in next string?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by HunterST, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. HunterST

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    I'll be getting a basic stringing machine very soon. When I watch youtube videos, I notice how far away from the frame many people have to clamp. It looks like they're often 2 inches or more away from the frame and lose tension on that section.

    I'm just wondering if, when you tension the string next to it, that small section is retensioned?
     
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  2. mad dog1

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    some, but not all. always best to clamp as close to the frame as possible.
     
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  3. esgee48

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    Some,but it really depends on the machine. If you use a DW, wiggle the strings to remove slack from the turn. 2cents.
     
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  4. mad dog1

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    Regardless of machine some tension is lost around the turn. Sure you can wiggle but how do you wiggle consistently? Stringing is all about consistency. Tough to explain to a beginner how to wiggle consistently. My 2 pence.
     
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  5. Bud

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    This. Do things the same every time and don't worry about small changes in SBS from all the tiny variables.
     
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